When an adult loses the ability to properly care for themselves and/or can no longer handle their financial matters, the establishment of a conservatorship allows the Court to appoint someone to act as conservator and see that the person’s needs are met on a continuing basis.  The appointment of a conservator becomes necessary when the person has done insufficient estate planning and did not appoint anyone to act on their behalf in the event of their incapacity.  See  our article on “Estate Planning” for how to properly plan for incapacity and be able to avoid a conservatorship, in most cases. For information regarding guardianship of a minor, please see our family law section under guardianships. If you are facing the possibility of a conservatorship of an adult in your life, please contact us by phone or use the secure contact form below and our friendly and knowledgeable staff will gladly assist you.

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